Charity Governance

Specimen appointment letter for trustee of unincorporated charity

Of interest to those involved in charity governance.

Introduction

This guidance note offers an example of a specimen letter to be sent to a new trustee of an unincorporated charity. As such, it is an outline for charities to amend to suit their needs. Charities are urged to ensure that all relevant factors relating to their organisation are included in such letters. 

Purpose of this guidance

This guidance note covers registered charities in England and Wales. While principles of good governance transcend national borders, it is important to bear in mind the specific differences in charity legislation for those charities operating in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere.

This document includes:

  • Specimen letter

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